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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

Rua Paul Redfern N�48, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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86%

Rating
802 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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91%

Excellent staff - very friendly and super helpful. I would stay here again and recommend it to others.


91%

Had the best time EVER! The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere, very sociable even with language barriers you are still able to join in and chat to other travellers. Perfect location. Haven't found a hostel to beat this one! Thanks Ricardo!

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I had an amazing time at this hostel! I've travelled all over the world and stayed in lots of hostels, and this is the type I always look for - great location and great atmosphere for making friends. This hostel ranks as one of the best I've stayed in for those reasons. The staff, especially the manager, are so friendly and helpful. The ensuite bathrooms are super convenient and the beds are very comfortable. There are lockers located conveniently under the beds. All in all, great experience!!


29%

I have had my fair share of hostel experiences in several conteninents but the Che Lagarto in Ipanema is by far the worst. Very rude and unhelpful staff, dirty rooms/showers, tiny and overcrowded dorms, very cold in the rooms because the ac is cranked up to the max, bad value for money, breakfast which would be better if not included. The only thing good about the place that we only had to stay for 1 single night.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The staff are excellent (especially the manager). The location is really good too. Right by the beach and very close to buses which will bring you all over the city. The breakfast was decent and the bar area was clean and fun in the evening. The rooms was spacious and secure but the bathroom was a bit dirty at times.


97%

Awesome vibe at this hostel, good breakfast and a lot of fun. The hostel is only two blocks away from the Ipanema beach. Would always book again if I'm back in Rio.


97%

Service minded staff beyond anything you can expect. Always helpful and knowledgeable about everything from restaurant recommendations, clubs, tours, safety and transportation. Clean and working kitchen, bathrooms and dorms. The Che Lagarto Ipanema is a role model for hostels around the world. An extra thank you to Jonathan James, always walking the extra mile for the guests.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

It is hard to judge a hostel when you stay at it over NYE. However, this location is AWESOME! One block from the beach and free champagne on NYE. The staff is absolutely amazing and so much fun!!!!! The beds aren't very comfortable and the bathroom REALLY small. Great breakfast. Cool common area and bar. Very helpful staff when it comes to tours and buses and taxis.


74%

Wasn't a bad stary for about a week. Couple of little anooyances like no towel rental. Lockers under beds were a great addition. Rooms could have had more power outlets. Staff are fantastic


77%

I had problems with hot water in the shower, it may have just happened to me because the shower broke, but still. And the bathroom was always filthy dirty because everyone walked in with shoes and there was no rug to avoid that, which made my bathroom experience totally uncomfortable. The mirror was gone by the end of my stay too which I thought was weird (specially difficult to put on contacts). The lock in my locker was broken but quickly fixed. Rest was all good and I would stay there again.

  • 26th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great staff. Very accommodating. Nice party atmosphere in the evenings. Space is at a premium along the Atlantic beaches of Rio, granted, so space was very limited in rooms. Superb location. Hated the stairs from floors 4 to 5 & 6. Elevator as far as 4th ok. Bathroom sink & shower faucets, and shower heaters need maintenance. Would stay again, except for during inflated price periods at New Year's, Carnival.


89%

We didn't have hot water for a few days which they responded to but were unable to get working again. They were very helpful and attentive. The facility itself isn't too open more cramped with skinny hallways up and down. Most room are on the street so noisy at night but w the windows closed and AC on you can't hear it really. Ipanema is a bit far from things but great beaches.


83%

Very cool hostel. A lot of people in a room, but this is normal in (expensive) Rio. The location is great: One block from the beach, bus stop around the corner and many bars, restaurants amd shops vlose by. Though its big you can still meet other people there. Wifi could be better


97%

awesome hostel and super friendly staff, very helpful and make you feel welcomed to the city. will definitely stay there next time


100%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in 😄


49%

dirty bathrooms, unorganized staff at arrival. took a long time to find our reservation and check us in.


86%

Location amazing, one block back from beach. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Wifi pretty bad. Also, very frustrating system to be let into your room, a swipe card for all doors might work better.

  • 7th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Absolutely loved staying at Che Lagarto in Ipanema, and the staff were outstanding: so kind, helpful, friendly- accommodating. will be back and definitely recommend to others !! Location was perfect! Parties that were arranged were pretty fun, always a cheery vibe. Felt my items were secure. make sure to bring a padlock and towel with you. they do not provide. Also recommend to book early for weekend if you know you will be staying, they book up fast.


66%

Not the best hostel I stayed at, a few of the staff were great, but some of them are a bit lazy, and it just never had a hostel feel about it


97%

The staff is just amazing, the location is excellent (only one block from Ipanema beach). The only problem that I've found was the card to open the door, which needed to be magnetised every entrance!


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